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Dear Friends and Supporters of the CLL Society,
We invite you to attend our CLL Society Webinar
Planning Ahead: Being Prepared for End of Life
Join this CLL Society webinar to address the fears about dying that are normal in the months after diagnosis, how to obtain help with difficult decisions or symptoms from palliative care, and how end of life care is enhanced with hospice. Register here.
End of life discussions and planning can be difficult, but they are important for oneself and one’s family to have in place before they are needed. Review basic information and resources in the Planning Ahead section on advance directives and hospice care. Information and resources about palliative care are also included, which can be administered at any time in a person’s treatment and is not necessarily associated with end of life.
If you haven’t already completed the CLL Society’s Tribune survey about end of life planning and palliative care, you can participate here.
New this week!
This is really important: patients are getting the wrong care and not only is it not helping and often hurting them, it even costs more. See Dr. Koffman’s interview with Dr. Nabhan.
Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs) should be part of all drug development from the earliest trials to what’s on the label. At ASH 2018, Dr. Nabhan and Dr. Koffman talk about how we are falling short.
Acalabrutinib, a potent targeted oral therapy moved one step closer to approval for CLL with the FDA’s granting Breakthrough Therapy Designation on Aug. 14, 2019. Read more along with a link to the press release.
Expert Access Is Open!
Expert Access, our free online second opinion program is open. If you live in the USA and want a second look at your CLL from a world expert, you are welcome to apply here. Even if you have used the program before, you may reapply if you need new clinical advice.
New Support Groups Forming
There has been interest in forming CLL-specific support groups in new locations! Please click on a link to take our short interest survey if you are interested in attending a support group in one of the following cities:
Ft. Lauderdale / Miami, FL
Fort Worth, TX
Greater Lehigh Valley, PA
Las Vegas, NV
Palm Springs / Coachella Valley, CA
Santa Barbara/Lompoc, CA
St. Louis, MO
Seattle and All Points North
Toronto, ON Canada
Pan Foundation has opened its co-payment assistance program for CLL. To view more information or manage your account, log in to FundFinder.
New LLS Patient Financial Assistance Program
Now open! The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has a new Patient Financial Assistance program for Blood Cancer patients in active treatment. Learn more about this new assistance program.
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CLL Society Sponsored Support Group Meetings Coming Up!
Chicago CLL Support Group – August 20 @ 7:00 pm
Northeast Ohio CLL Patient Support Group – August 27 @ 7:00 pm
New Orleans and Surrounding Areas CLL Support Group – August 28 @ 6:30 pm
Rochester NY CLL Support Group – August 28 @ 7:00 pm
Boston CLL Patient Support Group – August 31 @ 1:00 pm
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: The Washington DC, Western North Carolina, and Oberlin, OH CLL Support Groups will not be meeting in August.
Visit our website for the most up-to-date information on all CLL Society support group meetings.
Lymphoma Research Foundation Meetings
Thursday, August 22, 2019 from 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM in Chicago, IL
The Lymphoma Research Foundation invites you to attend a FREE program: Ask the Doctor About Lymphoma: Updates on Lymphoma and Treatment Options at the The Westin Chicago River North featuring Reem Karmali, MD, MS from Northwestern Medicine. Find out more information and register here.
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 from 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM in St. Louis, MO
The Lymphoma Research Foundation invites you to attend a FREE program: Ask the Doctor About Lymphoma: Updates on Lymphoma and Treatment Options at the Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Louis Downtown featuring Neha Mehta-Shah, MD from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Find out more information and register here.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Meetings
Saturday, September 7th from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM in Atlanta, GA
LLS invites you to attend Georgia Blood Cancer Conference being held at The Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel. This event is free but registration is required. Find out more information and register here.